I am new to pi. I setup my pi from NOOBS 2.8.2. My problem is that whenever I install any package by sudo apt-get install <PACKAGE NAME> command the package gets installed but when I try to run my device for the next time the device will not boot.

I thought this was my SD card or power supply problem but the device will work normal if no any package is installed. I tried many times by installing fresh NOOBS to my SD card, but the problem repeats.

---UPDATE--- Well it seems that there is problem with NOOBS. Everything works fine after installing raspbian without it.

  • This sounds extremely strange, and it's certainly not in line with expectations. Can I ask what packages you have tried to install this way, and if you have done anything at all besides installing a package before you try to reboot your pi?
    – Bex
    Aug 8 '18 at 17:57
  • any package - really? any at all? How many times have you done this? which packages did you install on each occasion? Aug 8 '18 at 23:31
  • @JaromandaX yes I initially i tried installing motion, now I try to install gedit, the problem is same.
    – Abhijet
    Aug 9 '18 at 2:41
  • @Bex all I have done is updated the apt and then tried to install the package. I tried to install motion for which the problem occured then for test I tried to install gedit, I faced the same problem
    – Abhijet
    Aug 9 '18 at 2:44
  • how much "free space" do you have on your SD card before you apt-get? did you try a different SD card (regardless if it works somewhere else) Aug 9 '18 at 2:46

Booting from a fresh flashed image and before installing packets you should do:

rpi ~$ sudo apt update
rpi ~$ sudo apt full-upgrade

Then reboot and install your software packet.

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